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I have a feeling of being full all the time. Not eating ...

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I have a feeling of being full all the time. Not eating anymore than usual. Weight gain of 10 lbs in last 2 months. Left rib cage constant ache, gall bladder removed in June of this year. Any idea's?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 years ago.

Were any hormonal tests performed?

Are you on any medications?

Any investigations pertaining to left rib cage pain?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Arun Phophalia's Post: Hormones:   Have had a hysterectomy at age 30 (20 yrs. ago) taking med estradiol daily.

Meds that I take:
High blood pressure (daily)
Hormone med (daily)
Thyroid med (daily)
Lipitor (daily)

Xrays and ultrasounds were performed in June 07 on abdominal cavity. This was a focus mainly for the gall bladder removal. Left rib pain still their, but I will assume there was nothing found at that time.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 years ago.

HelloCustomer

Your weight increase can be related to hypothyroidism. The doses need to be adjusted depending on the fresh thyroid function tests.

The dyspepsia symptom, feeling of fullness, too, can be explained on the same phenomenon.

Left rib cage pain can be costochondritis. The treatment consist of:

a) Anti-inflammatory analgesics like nimsulide or ibuprofen twice a day with meals.

b) Local hot compresses either by heating pad or warm soaked towels (better).

c) Local analgesic ointment which are OTC products.

d) No massage. Only gentle rubbing of ointments.

e) Deep breathing exercises. Deep slow inhalation and expiration.

Please feel free to ask if you need further inputs.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Arun Phophalia's Post: I will have a new thyroid test performed, but it seems to be regular everytime I have one, and no medication is adjusted.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 years ago.

When the thyroid functions tests are performed, see, Free T3 and Free T4 are done. They give better idea about the bio-availability of the hormone to the body.

Please feel free to ask if you need further inputs.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Arun Phophalia's Post: If there is no adjustments required to the thyroid meds. Where do we go from there?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 years ago.

Hi,

If there is no need to adjust thyroid medications, we will focus towards other thing. The other hormonal medicine (probably for hormone replacement) will have to be either withdrawn or changed or doses readjusted. They can also be blamed for weight gain or dyspeptic symptoms you have.

Other life style factors also would be needed to modified.

Your queries are welcome.

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